The Diocese of Ezo
The Diocese of Rhode Island has partnered with the Diocese of Ezo in the Southern Sudan, acknowledging how significant Christianity and the mission of the Church is to the survival and life of the people there. The Diocese of Rhode Island has embraced this relationship whole-heartedly.
In December of 2008 (then) Bishop Wolf and her husband, Tom Bair, travelled to Ezo to meet the people there. When asked how we might partner with them in their mission, Bishop John Zawo of Ezo identified one of their most pressing needs to be bicycles for clergy who often must walk ten or more miles to be with their parishioners. Other needs and goals were supplies to start a goat farm, a sawmill, (which would allow them to create furniture for the school from local mahogany trees), vestments and clothing for clergy, and educational support for their Development Officer.
Ezo Committee Contacts